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"The Inmates Don’t Know It’s An Asylum"

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From Bill Buckler's latest edition of The Privateer

The Inmates Don’t Know It’s An Asylum


There is a line from Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead which we have always enjoyed. It is stated by the main villain of the story - Ellsworth Toohey - in a one-sided conversation in which he is explaining that he was always after political power and never hid his ambitions but nobody wanted to  “believe it”. The quote goes like this: “Never bother to examine a folly. Ask yourself only what it accomplishes.”


Lenin had a different take on the same problem faced by all would be power mongers. He knew he had to be reasonably obvious in what he told the people about his plans and goals. But not too obvious. He knew he had to tailor his pitch so that it would have the maximum amount of resonance with the maximum number of unthinking people. He doted on such people. He called them “useful idiots”.


Today, the “movers and shakers” of the financial world abound in such useful idiots. It has been a long road from the 1930s Keynesian mantra that “we owe it to ourselves” to today’s masters of the universe with their incomprehensible computer “algorithms” fuelled by the ability of modern  computers to crunch almost unlimited sequences of “1s” and “0s”. The entire road has been paved with one goal in mind. To convince the “people” that the only road to financial “safety” is to give up their thinking processes and “delegate” them to those who claim to know what they are doing.


The problem today is that the results of this delegation are so obvious that the methods of those who produced them are beginning to be questioned. It has been a long time coming. When we reach a market situation where nobody wants to play unless the game is terminally rigged,  then the whole idea of “markets” has gone by the boards. Nobody wants to “punt” unless their bets are guaranteed in advance. That’s no way to run a horse race - or a global financial system.


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Sun, 12/11/2011 - 23:30 | 1968979 Coldfire
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Sun, 12/11/2011 - 23:41 | 1969006 ISEEIT
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Prime evidence?

Baffling for the real people but also educational.

It's how Lenins ghost compute.

Not any more retarded than neocon bullshit mind you, but more dangerous today because they/it really do think this way.

Useful idiots?

They sourround you and their president is YOUR president.

Sniff that.



Sun, 12/11/2011 - 23:47 | 1969014 sitenine
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Would this be a bad time to remind everyone that "hope" is not a sound fiscal policy?

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 23:52 | 1969021 UP Forester
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No, but apparently "hyper-hypothecation" is.  Along with re-hypothecation, dark-pools and all the other invented stuff to keep the serfs mushroomed.

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 00:45 | 1969128 Oh regional Indian
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UP, I notice you've picked up the Hypo-mantra. It's clearly a word we are expected to get used to.

Like"Your Lifes are Hypothecated to US"!

The Big Brother Song.....

Ohhhh can't you seeeee....

You belooong to meeeeee.......

How I hypothecaaaate......

Every breath you take......





Mon, 12/12/2011 - 01:21 | 1969179 Michael
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The intended consequences of many laws passed are to benefit the wealthy and ruling elite in some way, shape, or form at the expense of the middle class and poor.

Examine each law carefully and repeal the ones that create problems.


Mon, 12/12/2011 - 03:55 | 1969309 Xanadu_doo
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when can I vote for a politician who will go REPEAL laws instead of making new ones...seems like we have we have way too damn many already!


Mon, 12/12/2011 - 07:25 | 1969429 onthesquare
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1790: Mayer Amschel Rothschild states,

"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws."

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 03:38 | 1969297 UP Forester
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Yeah, I like using big words that are invented by economists to confuse people.  All the new terms must confuse the shit out of Cheeseheads:



Sun, 12/11/2011 - 23:54 | 1969027 bonin006
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A Polish immigrant I worked with years ago told me his mother said that hope is the mother of fools.

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 00:15 | 1969074 The Big Ching-aso
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'When you come to a fork in the road, take it.    Especially if it's made of silver.'

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 00:33 | 1969107 Buck Johnson
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They just can't believe that they are being used to further someones political or financial gain, they can't.  They think a person that "big" and responsible for many wouldn't or couldn't be that shallow and maybe we just don't see the full game plan.  The game plan is that he or she want it for them and not for you pure and simple.

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 23:32 | 1968982 LouisHill
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I does seem like we are slowly getting there.

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 00:51 | 1969137 FreedomGuy
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I think the ultimate aim of the State is to become the market. It is the reason for central banks, stimulus, TARP, fixed exchange rates, subsidies, tariffs, Solyndra, etc., etc. It is to supplant the decisons of 6 billion people with the superior choices of the bureaucrats and politicians.

Too bad it won't work. Too bad we will pay the price.

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 03:35 | 1969290 hidingfromhelis
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Huh?  The "market" is already the state; the tail wags the dog. 

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 23:34 | 1968986 CitizenPete
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Sun, 12/11/2011 - 23:53 | 1969024 High Plains Drifter
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its always under attack.  

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 00:38 | 1969114 Vint Slugs
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You're off topic.  It's not under attack, you fool.  The market's $200 off its high but the Euro-crisis is in overdrive.  Obviously gold has discounted all the known facts.  Smart money is leaving the market.

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 03:15 | 1969283 donsluck
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Sun, 12/11/2011 - 23:36 | 1968993 JPM Hater001
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Mom said it was summer camp but I think she was lying...I have been here for 42 years and not once have we put up a tent.

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 23:52 | 1969020 High Plains Drifter
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this situation could go nuclear in a heartbeat............with lots of collatoral damage ......and the russians........well they won't be too happy either. they will refuse to give up their north mediterranean ports in syria.......they have duked it out with the turks before, so it would be no big deal to them except this time the russian bear has fangs.......the turks are stupid allowing themselves to be pushed into this mess.  i think they should back off and let this situation cool down and i mean yesterday.  the syrians are not going to back down. the jordanians are jewish controlled edomites and moabites, and are also stupid allowing nato to stage in their country.  here all of these parties involved and not a one of them is finanically solvent, yet they want to continue on with this insane war all makes me sick to my stomach and the amerikan people are mostly silent about it.........

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 00:12 | 1969068 Desert Irish
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Here's a late night thought.

Putin is finally getting blowback in Russia. This is not going away - either Putin starts shooting protestors in the streets or they are going to do away with Putin - there will be no middle ground. Syria is now deep background.....what / whom created this?

Iran supplies almost all of China's oil needs - take out Iran, or by extension Iran's proxy Syria, and America controls the Middle East. They can then dictate oil sales / volume / quota's blah blah.... China is then and truely screwed - forget their holdings of US debt. Without oil China would shrivel up and die - result; end of China's "blue water navy" ambitions and a certain sucking sound emitting from Beijing will be heard all the way to Washington DC.

Just a thought.....




Mon, 12/12/2011 - 01:47 | 1969204 Zero Govt
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Desert  -  you seem to think it 'clever' for America to cut-off Chinas oil supply... what has China done to America do deserve the US Govt once again attacking a soveriegn foreign nation that has not threatened its homeland (it's illegal accoring to UN Law, you might like to think about that regards illegal occupations in Vietnem, Afghanistan and Iraq)

And what makes you think the US Govt can get its big fat boot in the door of Iran? When China says 'No touchy touchy' or we'll consider it war. 

Imagine what the populations of Arabia would be like if the Yanks tanked their way into yet another Muslim nation?

You're already bribing Iraq police not to shoot your own troops and Afghan is looking the same tragedy Veitnam was (you can't beat the Taliban on home ground, the Russians could have told you that)

While you think you're being a smart arse playing global chess i just think you've got your head rammed up your arse and deserve a kick in the balls to add to the atmosphere of peace and love

War is for deranged human scum... don't you forget that mate

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 02:19 | 1969250 Desert Irish
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Well Mate,

It's not as much "clever" as being realistic. As for UN law you can take that and shove it up your ass literally -  check out what nations actually belong to the United Nations security council and more importantly "whom" pays the United Nations.

It's not a matter of global chess - it's a matter of whom is ultimatly going to pull the strings. War may be deranged human scum and unlike many ankle-biters here including yourself I have experianced it firsthand and I agree it's the biggest waste of life and resources going.

What it comes down to is limited resources coverted by many. I would love to sit around the camp fire, hold hands and sing Kumbaya with everyone but that's not going to happen. As for China - it takes boots on the ground ultimately defend terrirory  - China does not have a blue water navy and no way of transporting troops to Iran. What the fuck is China going to do about it? threaten not to sell their cheap garbage to the US?

It's not a matter of jumping down the rabbit hole it's just a matter of math.



Mon, 12/12/2011 - 08:24 | 1969483 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Desert Irish said:

It's not as much "clever" as being realistic.

I'm glad you prefer to be realistic. Let's begin by doing away with the presumption that the United States will automatically "win" if the occupational government in Vichy, D.C., decides to attack Iran.

What would the United States hope to gain in an attack on Iran? Seriously? Elimination of an imaginary threat? The Iranian people generally admire the United States as a nation, it's the US government that they fear and distrust. Do you think they'll welcome death raining from the sky just because it's from "the good guys"?

Will attacking Iran make the residents of Israel safer? I can't see how stirring up another shitstorm will make anyone in the region safer. You do know that the Iranian president never threatened to "wipe Israel off the map," don't you? You do know that the Iranian president isn't the leader of Iran, don't you? You do know that Jerusalem is holy to all three Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), so the idea of Moslems wiping it out is absurd, don't you?

What would the United States risk losing in an attack on Iran? A lot, starting with whatever goodwill it has left around the world. There's not much of that left, though, so let's see what else would be thrown away.

Do you think it's worth sacrificing the fifth fleet? Is it worth losing an aircraft carrier and its crew? If you've never heard of the Millennium Challenge war games, it's time you learned. It was a simulation run by the pentagon on how an attack on a hypothetical Persian Gulf state would play out. You can read the details yourself at the link below, but the executive summary is that the fifth fleet is sunk.

Do you think it's worth sending conscripted troops into a meat grinder? Iran is a geographically large nation. An invasion would require a huge number of troops, which means reinstating the draft. Tens of thousands of American troops would die, and for what?

Do you think it's worth a worldwide depression? That's what will happen when the oil flow from the Persian Gulf stops. Are you ready for gasoline at fifteen dollars a gallon (when it's available)? How about rationing? How does a permanently lower standard of living sound? Will it be worth it?

It's not a matter of jumping down the rabbit hole it's just a matter of math.

It sure is.


Mon, 12/12/2011 - 12:33 | 1970325 Winston Smith 2009
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"What would the United States hope to gain in an attack on Iran?"

The US invasion of Iraq ended rule there by the minority Sunnis and placed it in the hands of Shiites.  That put Shiite Iraq more in the Shiite Iranian camp than it has ever been.  Now, they want to complete the US political dominance of the gulf by taking out Syria or Iran or preferably both.  Once Iran has a nuclear bomb, this will no longer be possible, which is why Iran wants a nuclear bomb and the US wants to attack ASAP while making big noises about Iran and the bomb.  This is also why Russia is making such big threats against a US attack on Iran.  As it nearly always is, its all about oil geopolitics and not the anti-terrorism BS fed to the ignorant in the US (which is most of them).

However, the facts that you mention that I am also familiar with are among the reasons why the US hasn't attacked Iran.  Otherwise, Iran would have been attacked long ago.

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 23:52 | 1969022 indio007
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The sad thing is, chemical weapons are not against the Geneva Convention when used to repel a foreign invasion.


I seriously doubt they are effective though.

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 23:57 | 1969034 High Plains Drifter
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the only people that still fool with this stuff are the russians, the israelis , and the americans and that is about it. so i am sure the russians have given them some very nice stuff  to use........i am not totally sure, but i think for the most part, we have all but stopped much "research" in this area as well and are at the present time, destroying our stockpiles of these horrible things....

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 04:05 | 1969313 chindit13
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China has it, too.  Ask the Kachin of northeastern Burma, who have been on the receiving end lately.

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 00:51 | 1969124 XitSam
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They are a tactical weapon, not a strategic one. You don't close the Mexican border with them. And there are a lot of problems ... wind, temperature, etc can reduce effectiveness. My grandfather who fought in WWI thought they were effective though.

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 23:37 | 1968996 ndotken
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Someone else already said it ... "Those who fear to wander the world on their own courage, strength, and merit, seek to elevate and empower others to provide the comfort of limited liability."

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 23:38 | 1969000 Misean
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Money for nuthin' and chicks for free.

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 23:51 | 1969018 HD
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Oh come on - who could give this comment a red arrow? I think it sums it all up nicely...

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 00:37 | 1969110 sitenine
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Yes, but it's banned in Canada... ?

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 23:41 | 1969004 Pythaes
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"everything will be okay hunny, thats just a drone scanning your retina...teh drone will leave once it knows how much fear you have"

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 23:50 | 1969017 UP Forester
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What do you need a drone for?  Google will do it for you:

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 21:46 | 1972361 Pythaes
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this is where it will start...

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 23:42 | 1969008 Pythaes
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"everything will be okay hunny, thats just a drone scanning your retina...teh drone will leave once it knows how much fear you have"

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 23:48 | 1969016 ebworthen
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Yes, the poor inmates, last to know there is a prisonbreak, first to know there is a fire.

Wail and knash your teeth usurers and speculators, the end is nigh!

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 00:03 | 1969051 navy62802
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It truly is an asylum. Most, if not all, of the "movers and shakers" in finance seem to be sociopaths. All you have to do is listen to their words and look at their actions.

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 00:08 | 1969055 whoisjohngalt11
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American households have lost about $8 trillion of their net worth so far during Obama’s first term. That’s about $27,000 for every person in the country, not including the trillions in federal debt tacked on in recent years.

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 00:55 | 1969142 FreedomGuy
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Put the debt added to the same households through TARP, stimulus and QE. The results get worse. I would add that the debt should only be divided among the ever fewer who pay taxes. Anyone see an impending problem here?

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 01:05 | 1969159 wandstrasse
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whoa, the Rothschild / NWO gang, or whoever they are, want to be REALLY REALLY sure that nothing goes wrong, it is like shooting 40 times in the heart and additional 32 times in the head, so the customer is REALLY dead.

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 00:09 | 1969061 whoisjohngalt11
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Perry: Ron Paul got me interested in the Federal Reserve

December 11, 2011


Asked to compliment a rival, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said on Saturday night that Ron Paul is the reason he started reading up on the Federal Reserve.

“Congressman Paul is the individual on the stage that got me most interested in a subject that I found to be quite interesting and at the root of a lot of the problems that we have, and I thank you for that,” Perry said at the debate.

Perry said he’s “really intrigued” with the Federal Reserve and he’s now “spent a substantial amount of time” reading about it.

Paul has called for ending the Fed.

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 03:20 | 1969286 Isotope
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Perry can read?

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 03:41 | 1969298 UP Forester
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Sure.  He's just got a serious case of CRS.

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 04:46 | 1969339 Davalicious
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>Perry can read?

Not exactly. Paul bought Perry the bumper big picture book of the Federal Reserve for his birthday. Perry thought joing the dots looked like fun, but hasn't worked it out yet.

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 03:49 | 1969301 IQ 101
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Scary......was a governor of Texas and these are the people running the country?

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 07:19 | 1969422 Sandmann
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Texas doesn't like the Fed because it has the Texas Railroad Commission as prototype for OPEC

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 00:09 | 1969062 lolmao500
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Gave the bad economic news/geopolitical news to my family this week... and of course all of them laugh at me... deny is all they know.

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 00:41 | 1969120 hondaicivic
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Your family doesn't want to leave the matrix and explore the deep end of the rabbit hole. My familiy is like that as well. Oh well, I guess ignorance is bliss for some people.

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 00:49 | 1969132 XitSam
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+1 for mixed metaphors.

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 07:17 | 1969420 Sandmann
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So ong as you don't inhale the gas you can enjoy the shower

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 00:59 | 1969147 FreedomGuy
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My family regards me with benign tolerance...although lately they have been paying a bit more attention. I bought them all some silver for Christmas last year.

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 02:11 | 1969237 EverythingEviL
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I try in different ways to introduce my family, friends, and co-workers to all of this stuff.  It blows me away how many of them think it's nonsense.

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 06:42 | 1969400 Sorynn
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The population has been successfully programmed. 

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 07:16 | 1969419 Sandmann
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Cassandra warned them all at Troy.......but Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 00:23 | 1969089 vegas
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Who determines "rigged"? You? When has there ever been a "good time" to play markets? You know, the "unrigged" moments in the past when there were 100% positive outcomes for everybody.

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 00:25 | 1969093 Georgesblog
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Yes, and the most effective form of slavery is that in which the slaves believe they are free. In slavery, too much independent thought can hinder being a "successful" slave.  Any inkling of restriction or confinement might lead to thoughts of escape. Does an ant know that a rock is not a mountain?

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 00:39 | 1969117 agNau
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Mon, 12/12/2011 - 00:56 | 1969143 Fix It Again Timmy
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From "The Privateer":

These are the most obvious things in the world, but because few want to look at them, they cannot be
stated too often. A viable monetary system, let alone a sound one, is one in which money cannot be
created out of thin air. This is so for the simple reason that every new unit of the money created in this
way dilutes the purchasing power of every existing unit. Back in March 2009 when the Fed embarked on
QE1, Bloomberg estimated the cost of the Fed bailouts up to that time at $US 9.7 TRILLION. That was
enough to hand every US household a check for $US 92,000 or to pay off 90 percent of the home
mortgages then outstanding in the US. Bloomberg estimates of the cost of the Fed’s bailouts has
increased a lot since then. So have the estimates of the bailouts of every other major central bank.

There is a question which is often asked but never answered by the global financial powers that be. If it is
true that the world can be made prosperous by unlimited printing, why not hand everybody the equivalent
of $US 1 million (or even $US 1 Billion - paper is cheap) and have done with it? The entire history of
money answers that question. To do so is to guarantee that the money will lose ALL its purchasing
power. But that only happens in the “future”. Today there is a crisis, tomorrow can take care of itself.
According to the Times of India - and the rest of the mainstream financial media - all that the ECB has to
do is to guarantee that all sovereign debt will be repaid in full and all problems are solved. One of the
more financially gruesome spectacles of the German hyperinflation of 1922-23 was watching debtors
relentlessly pursue their creditors and pay their debts - in full. The problem was that the money they used
to pay bore no resemblance whatsoever to the money they had borrowed.


Mon, 12/12/2011 - 07:49 | 1969443 onthesquare
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i had a micro-experience when I returned to Mexico with some peso's I had acquired on a previous trip.  They were useless.  The currency had been changed and the old stuff had been rendered to nothing.

Cuba plays a similar game with their money.

1790: Mayer Amschel Rothschild states,

"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws."


Mon, 12/12/2011 - 01:54 | 1969213 jack stephan
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It's all for you Damien!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 02:03 | 1969224 Flammonde
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But The Wise Perceive Things About To Happen

For the gods perceive things in the future, ordinary people things in the present, but the wise perceive things about to happen. Philostratos,
Life of Apollonios of Tyana, viii, 7

Ordinary mortals know what's happening now,
the gods know what the future holds
because they alone are totally enlightened.
Wise men are aware of future things
just about to happen.

Sometimes during moments of intense study
their hearing's troubled: the hidden sound
of things approaching reaches them,
and they listen reverently, while in the street outside
the people hear nothing whatsoever.

Constantine P. Cavafy 

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 02:09 | 1969232 non_anon
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 02:19 | 1969249 Seer
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Nothing like a dork pointing out another dork...  One technocrat chastising other technocrats!

Where the hell is any mention that growth is no longer possible?

Yeah, the economic system is shit, why are we even spending any more precious time debating this, BUT... I hear nothing else (Buckler?, Buckler?) about how the corrections to this economic system could result in a growth system that won't be anything other than what all other perpetual growth schemes end up being- a PONZI!


Mon, 12/12/2011 - 02:39 | 1969266 L.O.C
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Majority Rule Doesn't Work In Mental Institutions  

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 07:40 | 1969441 Azannoth
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Exactly the problem lies not with the system but with the subjects, sure decades of mental conditioning helped but still people got the system they deserved and voted for ..

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 03:07 | 1969279 The Squid
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Boats n Hoes, Bitchezzz!

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 05:38 | 1969363 forrestdweller
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the problem is: decent people stay far away from the positions with power. The positions with power and influence are more and more the playground of extremists with different characteristics such as hunger for power, greed, and radical religious ideals (christian and muslim). the more the positions with power and influence become the realm of extremists, the more decent people will stay away from there. The consequence is that the poeple in charge become more en more extremist. Of course these people are completely unfit to rule our society, because they are extremist and only care about htemselves and their ideals. this will scare decent people away from power an influence positions. a proces of radicalisation can bee seen in a lot of gevernments, in wall street and other financial centres.

In the end, the extremists will be in charge and they will destroy civil society. they are allready halfway.


Mon, 12/12/2011 - 07:15 | 1969417 Sandmann
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Actually Sociopaths will always triumph because everyone sees in them the "guy they like" rather than the one they could trust. Do people buy cars from Salesmen they hate ?  It is simply a superficial beauty parade made glamorous by television and image projection. Modern Voters are conditioned to vote with their eyes and ignore their reservations and thoughts. The whole system is based upon seduction, attractive women who leave you with herpes and articulate bankers who leave you with HIV Debt - you never get rid of it because it keeps infecting you.

That is Matrix Capitalism with its layer of Market Socialism - get the suckers to spend and tax them to work


Mon, 12/12/2011 - 06:11 | 1969383 ambrosiac
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I see a clinic full of cynics 
Who want to twist the peoples' wrist 
They're watching every move we make 
We're all included on the list 

The lunatics have taken over the asylum 
The lunatics have taken over the asylum 

No nuclear the cowboy told us 
And who am I to disagree 
'cause when the madman flips the switch 
The nuclear will go for me 

The lunatics have taken over the asylum 
The lunatics have taken over the asylum 

I've seen the faces of starvation 
But I just can not see the points 
'cause there's so much food here today 
That no one wants to take away 

The lunatics have taken over the asylum 
The lunatics have taken over the asylum 
The lunatics have taken over the asylum - take away my right to choose 
The lunatics have taken over the asylum - take away my point of view 
The lunatics have taken over the asylum 
The lunatics have taken over the asylum - take away my dignity, 
Take these things away from me 
The lunatics have taken over the asylum 
The lunatics have taken over the asylum - take away my family, 
Take away the right to speak 
The lunatics have taken over the asylum take away my point of view, 
Take away my right to choose





Mon, 12/12/2011 - 08:23 | 1969480 Freewheelin Franklin
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Idiot savants

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 08:53 | 1969516 proLiberty
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"The Inmates Don’t Know It’s An Asylum"

...and they are busy helping our Dear Overlords build Prison Planet, from which even having the thought of escape will be a severely punished crime.

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 10:20 | 1969794 Downtoolong
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Nobody wants to “punt” unless their bets are guaranteed in advance.

Or unless they suffer from a gambling addiction.  It’s one big casino now where the house makes most of its money off of the weak and desperate hands. Fewer and fewer true investors are willing to go near the place.

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